Poll shows Chaffey voters backing grain industry priorities

A phone poll undertaken on behalf of Grain Producers SA (GPSA) ahead of the 2022 State Election has found people in the seat of Chaffey are more likely to vote for a candidate or political party with policies supporting grain and agriculture.


The seat of Chaffey, encompassing the Riverland and parts of the Mallee, will host GPSA’s second State Election Forum in Loxton tonight.


GPSA Chief Executive Officer Brad Perry said the results of the poll, undertaken by uCommunications, show the importance of the grain industry to the state’s economy.


“More than 50 per cent of voters polled in Chaffey are more likely to vote for a candidate or political party with policies supporting the grain industry and that’s a big tick of approval for our sector,” Mr Perry said.


“GPSA recently released its 2022 State Election Priorities and we are urging all candidates and political parties running in the state election to back our policy agenda.


“According to the poll, voters in Chaffey want to see commitment to addressing the regional road maintenance backlog, doing more about mobile blackspots in farming areas and helping farmers adapt to a changing climate.”


The phone poll results included:

  • 68.5% believe the grain industry is very important or somewhat important to the state’s economy
  • 93.5% believe it is very important or somewhat important to address the regional road maintenance backlog
  • 88.6% strongly agree or agree the State Government should do more to fix mobile blackspots in farming areas of Chaffey
  • 79.1% strongly agree or agree that more needs to be done by Government to help farmers adapt to a changing climate.
  • 47.3% are more likely to vote based on commitment to investing in research for the grain and agriculture industries (42% said their vote would not change based on this)

To view GPSA’s 2022 State Election Priorities, click here.
For interviews, contact Brad Perry, GPSA CEO, on 0418 619 907.

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